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They can call so while Microsoft -- to revamp -- -- windows eight operating system after.
Well some less than stellar reviews that have come in third party utilities are popping up in their bringing PC users what they've missed all along lot of people complaining.
About -- start.
Joining us now from Washington DC of this week's all things digital is Walt Mossberg personal technology columnist.
At the Wall Street Journal while at first I just want to start with you because the beginning of hearing he talks about the face of windows say now some people -- it.
Do you think people eventually get used to it.
Anytime we do something new -- in it does take awhile for people used to I think the problem here is.
-- -- built a tablet type operating system with its own separate apps that only run -- that start screen that.
Tablet area but instead of putting it only on tablets that kind of -- game with regular windows and then they demoted regular windows it's still there.
To just kind of an -- on the tablet opening screen and this says -- confused people and annoyed people the other thing is they took away the start menu.
Which has been there forever in windows at the lower left of the screen.
And what that means is if you don't.
An app already pinned as they like to say it's the term they used to your passport you wanna open a different -- knew that.
You've got to jump back to the start screen.
And the start screen really requires.
25 -- it's just much more like and I Paterson -- that two completely different experiences.
In the same computers.
This is made a lot of people unhappy.
Right and people and this kind of an -- -- -- think that it's funny when people have to adjust something especially technology that they just -- confusing now thrown -- I want SA and it's just it's it.
It's a mess right then then -- yeah it's it's confusing.
There's something else that I have to say which is I do like the look of that starts running.
But they did not build.
Apps for it that were first class a lot of their apps are kind of weak and they didn't get a lot of third party apps but.
Let's get on let's talk about -- third party app lets talk about we talk about your column today as how all of this confusion and anger.
Creates opportunity and companies.
Pop up that one and basically bring you back to the future so to speak in -- bring back that experience -- -- two of them that you highlight once free and one cost five bucks right tell tell us about the right.
OK so what is called start eight.
It's the one that cost five bucks there's a thirty day pretrial.
And what it does is basically restore the start menu.
And gives you some options to.
You know change what the windows he does on the keyboard you want to jump back to the -- tiles -- do you want it to open the start menu like it has done for many years he can do that.
You can change the look and feel of the start menu and you could use some kind of cool which -- you can instruct the computer.
Every time it would set to go right to the desktop that you've been used you for years let's get the whole new start screen so that -- The other what is called -- -- KK -- it does all those same things although it doesn't really look.
Exactly like the old style start menu it's a more modern look.
And it it's trying to emulate the look of a Smart phone with little app icons on the side they also have an App Store which is there.
You do not have to buy anything from their App Store it's free -- -- he is free.
You can just uses the start menu.
But if you want to you -- -- free apps download free apps from them.
And made it -- both of them worked fine for me I didn't really have any problem with either of them.
And I made it clear in the column there probably ten or twelve others like this if you just did.
Google it you confine them.
-- installed quickly and they do.
Give you that comfort.
Working the way you have been working for years and windows.
-- going to saint hope all is well into all all is well.
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